No. 9 Richmond Tops Georgetown, 48-0
Oct. 25, 2008
Richmond, Va. - Ninth-ranked Richmond opened up a 24-0 lead at halftime and held Georgetown to only four first downs en route to a 48-0 win over the Hoyas in front of 5,186 fans at UR Stadium on the Spiders' Homecoming Day.
Georgetown falls to 1-6 overall, while Richmond, ranked No. 9 in the country in the Football Championship Subdivision Level, improves to 6-3 overall.
The Spiders jumped on top just over a minute into the game when Lawrence's pass on second down was intercepted by Richmond's Michael Ireland at the 21-yard line and returned to the 4-yard line. An Eric Ward run from one-yard out gave the Spiders a 7-0 lead with 13:28 to play in the quarter.
The Hoyas stopped Richmond on its second drive, with a drive stalling around the 24-yard line. A 41-yard field goal attempt went wide and gave GU the ball. Georgetown was not able to move forward and fell behind 14-0 when Garrett Wilkins' 12-yard touchdown run capped a 7-play, 41-yard drive that ate up 3:14 and gave the hosts a 14-0 lead.
Richmond's lead grew to 17-0 when a 25-yard field goal from Brian Radford was good with 9:47 to play in the second quarter.
Georgetown had a chance to cut into the Richmond lead when a pass from Ward was intercepted by junior defensive end Chudi Obianwu (Southampton, N.J./Bishop Eustace) at the Hoya 43-yard line, but the Spiders defense limited GU to only three plays and forced the team's sixth punt of the half.
Richmond took the ball back again with 5:38 to play in the first half and used all but 27 seconds of it, capping an 11-play, 77-yard drive with a three-yard touchdown run from Josh Vaughan to make the score 24-0.
Through the first half, Richmond had 40 plays and tallied 279 yards in total offense, while Georgetown had 21 plays and 20 yards.
Richmond scored twice more in the third quarter, opening up a 41-0 lead, and added another score in the fourth quarter after the Hoyas fumbled at their own 8-yard line.
The Hoyas finished the game with 88 yards in total offense, gaining 80 yards on 37 carries on the ground. They completed 4-of-11 passes for eight yards. Sophomore Philip Oladeji (Plano, Texas/Plano East) had eight carries for 35 yards to lead the team.
On the defensive side, senior defensive tackle Anthony DiTommaso (Short Hills, N.J./Seton Hall Prep) had a game-high 10 tackles, while junior defensive back Travis Mack (West Chester, Pa./The Hill School) added seven tackles.
Georgetown returns home next weekend, hosting Patriot League rival Lehigh (2-5, 1-1) on Saturday, Nov. 1. Kickoff at the Multi-Sport Field is slated for 1 p.m.